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Mall retail planning application readvertised

Plans for a major retail development in Armagh have been readvertised this week, Armagh I can reveal.

Next to the historic Mall in the city, the development site consists of part of the multi-storey car park, adjacent land towards McCrum’s Court and the existing Department of Agriculture and Rural Development building.

This important city centre site was identified as part of the Armagh City Masterplan published in May 2009.

The application just lodged involves the demolition of the old Divisional Veterinary Office on the Mall.

The toilet block at McCrum’s Court will also be removed.

Last June, Social Development Minister McCausland appointed Drumragh Property Investments Ltd as the preferred developer to redevelop this key city centre site.

A planning application was lodged at that time but ran in to some difficulties.

It is hoped, and expected, that the latest plans will be given the go-ahead within the next number of months.

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